The NBA on TNT’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day blockbuster tripleheader coverage will see four league MVPs in action throughout the day and an all-new one-hour episode of The Arena – the storytelling franchise that provides a thought-provoking forum for content on topics occurring on and off the court – Monday, Jan. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
Game action will tip off with the red-hot Phoenix Suns with Chris Paul and Devin Booker visiting the Memphis Grizzlies and Dillon Brooks at 5 p.m. Brian Anderson and Grant Hill will call Suns/Grizzlies.
The Milwaukee Bucks and two-time defending Kia NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo will then take on the Brooklyn Nets and Kevin Durant at 7:30 p.m. Marv Albert will provide play-by-play with analyst Chris Webber.
The night’s final game will showcase the Golden State Warriors, with Stephen Curry and rookie James Wiseman vs. the Los Angeles Lakers and stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis at 10 p.m. Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller will call the action.
TNT’s season premiere of The Arena will have commentary from host Cari Champion and Kyle Korver, along with features on Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, his family and their ties to Martin Luther King, Jr.; the decision the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers made to play in 1967-68 Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the day after King’s assassination; the 20-21 Atlanta Hawks jersey design dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.; and the return of Cari’s Champions, the segment shining a light on unsung heroes and their impact in society. The one-hour episode will air at 4 p.m.
The network’s regular season game coverage will continue tomorrow with a Western Conference doubleheader, starting with the Houston Rockets visiting their in-state rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, at 7:30 p.m. Anderson and analyst Hill will provide commentary for Rockets/Spurs.
In the nightcap, the Warriors and Curry – coming off of last week’s career-high 62-point performance – will take on the Nuggets and Nikola Jokić at 10 p.m., with Harlan and Miller on the call.
Studio coverage on both nights will culminate with the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA presented by Kia.
Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT games is also available via http://www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT app. Additionally, for the first time this season, NBA on TNT games will be incorporated into the B/R app. Fans will be able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider.